This episode we talk with Jim Crute from Lightning Brewery. We talk about how Lightning started and topics like the Lagunitas v. Sierra Nevada lawsuit over the IPA logo. To help with the interview, I am joined by Hooker and Brian Beagle from Sore Eye Sports. Since the interview went fairly long, the episode has been split into two parts. The second part will be released later this week.
Jim has been in the biochemistry field for a while and decided one day to give all that up and start a brewery. His passion is clean, solid beers usually German in style. His background gives him a different perspective on brewing beer. Jim is very knowledgable in brewing and very knowledgeable about the business of beer. You can hear that when we talk about different styles of beer and how what Lightning does is different from other breweries. We also have a very good discussion about the lawsuit between Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. You might be surprised what conclusion a few of us come to. More topics to come in part two.
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